Native Americans

January 14, 2019 - 6:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A public address announcer has lost his job over a remark about a Native American player during a lacrosse game that he and the Philadelphia team called "insensitive." The Philadelphia Wings said announcer Shawny Hill had been "permanently removed" from his role with the team...
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January 13, 2019 - 6:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A public address announcer has apologized for a remark about a Native American player during a lacrosse game that he and the team called "insensitive," with both team and league vowing disciplinary action. Georgia Swarm forward Lyle Thompson said on social media that...
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In this Dec. 18, 2018 photo, a "Now Open" sign is displayed at the Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, Miss. The sports book owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is the first to open on tribal lands outside of Nevada following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, a no-brainer business decision given the sports fans among its gambling clientele. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
December 26, 2018 - 12:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two dozen large-screen TVs showing football and other sports line the walls. There's beer on tap, bar top seating and leather chairs. Chicken wings are on the menu. And at this American Indian casino in the heart of college-football mad Mississippi, you can legally bet on the games...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Josh Hader stretches during batting practice for the National League Divisional Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
October 04, 2018 - 3:26 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OPENER FOR THE OPENER The Brewers will begin their NL Division Series against the Rockies with a bullpen game at Miller Park. Manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday he had not decided on the order of his relievers. The group will almost certainly...
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August 29, 2018 - 4:53 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who has held protests saying the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo mascot is racist has been sentenced in federal court for stealing money from federal grants aimed at helping Native Americans. Robert Roche received four months in prison followed by four months of home...
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An this July 5, 2018 photo, a roulette dealer works behind the glass at a table at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Hard Rock has signed a deal with British gambling company Bet365 to offer sports betting in New Jersey as soon as state gambling regulators approve it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
July 10, 2018 - 1:14 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hard Rock has signed a deal with a British online gambling company to offer sports betting as soon as the arrangement is approved by New Jersey gambling regulators. The global hospitality and gambling company owned by Florida's Seminole Indian tribe has signed a deal with...
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Spectators watch play during the first round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 14, 2018 - 10:52 am
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Oscar Bunn grew up two miles south of Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, the site of this week's 118th U.S. Open, caddying and learning to play at the course that took its name from his Indian nation. The first Native American professional golfer, Bunn befriended the first African...
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In this 2017 photo provided by Franky Jackson, members of the Lightning Stick Society lacrosse team pose with their 2017 Dakota Premier Lacrosse League championship trophy. The team is one of three that was kicked out of the youth league this year amid concerns about racial abuse. (Franky Jackson via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 2:45 am
Three largely Native American lacrosse teams in South Dakota were playing the ancient game as part of a developmental league for teams in the Upper Midwest. But now they're scrambling to find ways to keep playing after they were kicked out of the league amid their concerns about racial abuse. The...
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May 17, 2018 - 12:01 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who has held protests saying the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo mascot is racist has pleaded guilty to stealing money from federal grants aimed at helping Native Americans. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Cleveland said Wednesday that 71-year-old Robert Roche pleaded guilty to...
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A man walks through the lobby of the Navajo Nation's Twin Arrows Casino, east of Flagstaff, Ariz., Tuesday, May 15, 2018. American Indian tribes are welcoming the opportunity to add sports betting to potentially hundreds of casinos across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize it. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
May 16, 2018 - 11:07 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — American Indian tribes are welcoming an opportunity to offer sports betting in potentially hundreds of casinos across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize it. Tribal casinos generate more than $31 billion a year in gross revenue...
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